On Tuesday, July 4, 2023, the City of Burien held its 100th Independence Day Parade, and it was a positive, popular spectacle on a perfect, gorgeous summer day.

Organized by Debra George and the hard-working staff and volunteers of Discover Burien, this parade was quite a step up from last year’s post-COVID return, but sometimes recovery takes time.

This year’s route was changed due to a homeless encampment on SW 152nd Street near 4th Ave SW, but that didn’t seem to phase any of the more than 100 participants or hundreds of viewers who lined the streets throughout downtown Burien.

BTB Founder/Publisher Scott Schaefer co-emceed the event, along with local musical icon/singer Dianna Leppa – who also sang the National Anthem – and proud smiles were seen all around.


Below are some photos of the parade, courtesy Maureen Hoffmann (click arrows to view slideshow):

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3 replies on “PHOTOS: Burien’s 100th Independence Day Parade a popular spectacle on a gorgeous 4th of July”

  1. Why was the route changed just to avoid the encampment? Maybe they were camped there to see the parade!

  2. THANK YOU for the pictures. Sadly, I couldn’t attend as I was out of Burien…so the pictures were a treat. The parade looks fun, and everyone is colorful and cheerful. Yea!

  3. Kudos to Maureen Hoffmann for the great photos showing the diversity of our beloved city!!!

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